The Pods were developed by researchers in Mike Hannigan’s Research Group at CU Boulder. They are low cost technology that is currently being field tested and refined for air quality research use. As the Pods are being developed for research purposes, they continue to be a great tool for education. Pods can be used indoors or out and can use a wall outlet or car battery for a power source. The sensors that are used in the Pods are a combination of metal oxide semi-conductors, electrochemical, and non-dispersive infrared sensors.
To learn more about this technology visit: Mobile Sensing Technology.
Helpful documents on Pod Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and downloading data.
We have developed a web-based data visualization tool (only compatible with Y-Pod data) where you can upload and plot Pod data, download simplified excel files, and view other user's data. Visit this link to create a profile and start interacting with your data.
Pod Checkout Program
The Pod Check Out Program is designed for teachers to have the opportunity to use the air quality monitoring technology in their classrooms. The check out program is facilitated by the CU Museum of Natural History and involves a minimal cost for equipment maintenance and shipping costs. If you are interested in using the Pods, please visit the website below.
The checkout program suitcase includes:
- Two pods
- One battery for mobile data collection
- One laptop with Plotter Tool program for data analysis